Joshua Dudley Greer’s New Book: 26° 81°

Photographer Joshua Dudley Greer’s new book, 26° 81°, is out now. 26° 81° includes 40 full-color images of Immokalee, Florida, that "guide us through Immokalee’s quintessential American story of hardship, perseverance, optimism, and success."

Photograph by Joshua Dudley Greer, W. Delaware Avenue, Immokalee, Florida, 2010

Photograph by Joshua Dudley Greer, Cross, Immokalee, Florida, 2010

From a statement on the 26° 81° website:

"Immokalee (in 2010, at least) is more than 70% Hispanic. Immokalee sees half its population disappear each summer as migrant farmworking picks up in northern states. Immokalee is a town where the Haitian dialect of French and a south Mexican brand of Spanish are as likely to be heard as the patters of American English. "Immokalee," a rough translation of a Native American term meaning "my home," was adopted as the town’s name in the late 1800s. Today, the Immokalee Seminole Reservation and casino occupy a few blocks of the southern end of town. Immokalee is home to one high school, one middle school, five elementary schools, and a K-6 charter school. Teenagers often affectionately call Immokalee "I-town."

You can buy the book from Amazon. Half the proceeds go to the Immokalee Foundation. Individual prints are also available for purchase. Please contact Greer at for more information.

Editor’s Note: View a selection of Greer’s photography featured on One, One Thousand in January 2011. You can also view more of Greer’s photography on his website:

"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin

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